Friday, January 27, 2012

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager V2 - Part 1

security compliance manager

Group policy are collection of users and computer configuration which are majority are linked to Organization Unit.It was first introduce in Windows 2000 as part of the initiative to secure Active Directory implementation.As the past, we have develop our own way to secure the users and computer object base on business needs. When the question have been raised, what would be the recommendation or can we download the best practices this might be a challenge.

Microsoft does understand the challenge and have come out with a tool that is free for download which known as security compliance manager v2. The tools consists of Microsoft security guide recommendation and industry best practice.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

You can download the tools at the link below

1)Installation is mostly a “click-next steps”as shown below. After you have download the file. Double click on it and follow the screen instruction.
01 install scm

2)On the first welcome screen, click on next
02 security compliance manager welcome screen

3)On the Microsoft software license terms, accept the license agreement and click next.
03 security compliance manager license terms

4)If you will like to use the default folder for installation, you can proceed to click next or if you would like to change to a different location you can click the browse button and select your prefer path.
04 security compliance manager installation folder

5)If this is the first time you install security compliance manager, it is advisable to use the default selection.
05 security compliance manager SQL setup

6)Accept the Microsoft license term and click next.
06 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installation

7)Click next to start the installation.
07 security compliance manager install

8)The new UI will show the status of the installation progress.
08 security compliance manager installation screen

9)Select finish to complete the installation.
09 Security compliance manager succesfully install

10)This is how it look like after we have install the Security Compliance Manager tool.
10 security compliance manager dashboard

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1 comment:

  1. Hello friends,

    Microsoft security compliance manager is a free tool from the microsoft solution accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage your computers, traditional datacenter, and private cloud. Thanks a lot....